Fees as of September 2021



Full day  £62.50* per session
Morning  £40.00* per session
Reception, Years 1 & 2  £3,450 per term

* Excluding Early Years Funding – Please contact the Bursary for further details about Early Years Funding or click on EYFE Funding | Preparatory School, Sussex | Vinehall School


Day Pupil

Years 3 – 5  £6,230 per term
Years 6 – 8  £6,430 per term


Years 3 – 5 (Full boarding)  £8,175 per term
Years 3 – 5 (Weekly boarding)  £7,525 per term
Years 6 – 8 (Full boarding)  £8,375 per term
Years 6 – 8 (Weekly boarding)  £7,700 per term

Vinehall 12 (8am to 8pm) Year 3+

Vinehall 24 (8am to 8am) Year 3 +

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Sibling Discount

We offer a 20% discount to the third eldest and subsequent day siblings attending the school at the same time.  The discount is applicable from the Reception year.

Vines Discount

We offer a 10% discount to new pupils whose mother or father are Vines (Alumni of Vinehall).

International Boarding Pupils

(Child Student Visa): £1,500 per term in addition to termly fees. Please contact admissions for sponsorship arrangements

Forces Families

Members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, who are eligible for the Government Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) will receive a discount such that they pay the mandatory parental contribution of 10% of the boarding or day fee, with the balance being covered by the CEA. Vinehall also supports applications to the Armed Forces Education Trust http://armedforceseducation.org who work to support children whose education has been compromised or put at risk as a result of parents’ past or current service in our Armed Forces.

Fee Assistance

Families may be eligible for grants under the Educational Trusts Forum.

Vinehall supports suitable applications for assistance under the IAPS iTrust scheme. For more information and eligibility please visit https://iaps.uk/about/itrust

Scholarships and Bursaries

The Governors of Vinehall School are committed to broadening access to the school by offering financial assistance with the payment of school fees to eligible parents in the form of scholarships and bursaries. Such assistance is limited and subject to an assessment of the financial circumstances of applicants.  For further details please contact the Admissions Office on 01580 883090.

Notice of Withdrawal

A term’s notice is required in writing before the removal of a child from the school.  In the absence of such notice, the following term’s fees will be payable in addition to those of the current term.

Grants for 3 & 4 Year Olds (EYEE)

Working in partnership with East Sussex County Council (ESCC), Vinehall School currently offers the Universal 15 hours Early Years Funding Entitlement (EYFE) for pupils in our Nursery and Kindergarten classes. You will be eligible to claim the funding in the term after your child’s 3rd birthday.

For more information please click here

Registration and Refundable Deposits

Registration Fee

A non-refundable registration fee  is payable on application for a child to enter Vinehall School.

  • UK Resident £75
  • Non-UK Resident £150

Refundable Deposit

A deposit is payable one year before entry to Vinehall, or upon registration for later entries.  The deposit is held by the school as security and will be refunded with the final invoice, after the child has left, minus the last term’s disbursements and provided all financial commitments to the school have been met, and due notice (one full term) given, where appropriate.  Currently the deposits are:

  • Boarders whose parents are resident in the UK: £750
  • Boarders whose parents are not resident in the UK: £2,500
  • Day pupils in Reception – Year 8 £500
  • Pupils joining Nursery or Kindergarten £250 (an additional £250 is payable when they move into Reception)

The admission of a boy or girl is conditional on acceptance of the terms of the Parents Contract and of the rules published by the school from time to time. While every effort is made to inform parents about serious breaches of school rules, it must also be accepted that the Headmaster has complete discretion in the imposition of sanctions, including suspension or expulsion.


Fees are reviewed annually and are payable on or before the first day of each term.  Late payment will result in a charge of 2.5% per month.  Fees may be paid by direct debit over ten equal instalments.  For details, please contact the Bursar.

Fees include tuition, text and exercise books and paper, materials for art, DT, science and carpentry.  Day fees include lunch and break, but where a child stays late for activities, there is a charge for supper. Boarding fees are inclusive of all meals and normal laundry.


The following are in addition to the basic fee:

  • Reference books
  • Visits and trips
  • Disbursements for after school activities or sports coaching as required by parents. The cost of these activities is notified to parents at the beginning of each term.
  • Music lessons and Learning Support tuition.
  • Music supplies, mathematics revision books, calculators, exam fees and Shield (Year 8 only).
  • The morning and afternoon minibus runs.

Extras are charged in arrears, with the exception of the school minibus and school trips which are charged in advance.

Notice of half a term must be given to discontinue an extra.  The School reserves the right to charge in lieu of such notice.


Personal Accident cover is provided by the school at no additional cost.

Optional insurance cover is available for the following categories:

  • Fees Refund Scheme
  • Personal Effects
  • AXA Medical

Details are available from the Bursar.